NFR Seasonal ales

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  1. Brian Miller

    Brian Miller Be vewy vewy qwiet, I'm hunting Cutthwoat Twout

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    I am not very sophisticated but I like a well balanced Ale. There are some people in the WFF community who are very knowledgeable on the subject of these seasonal Ales. What do you want in a Winter Seasonal Ale that you're not going to want after wet wading skinny water in the summer?
     
  2. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    I like a big malt body with a rich roasty backbone. Just enough hops to back it up without overpowering. Enough alcohol to warm your throat and add that slight alcohol sweetness.

    In summer, I enjoy a good craft lager like Avery brewing Joes American Pilsner. Something thirst quenching and light without being the shit that the big three breweries try to pass off as beer.
     
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  3. Alex MacDonald

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    Ahh... screw it. I'm gonna have another hot buttered rum:cool:
     
  4. Brian Miller

    Brian Miller Be vewy vewy qwiet, I'm hunting Cutthwoat Twout

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  5. J.A. Smith

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    Santa Claus Private Reserve by Rogue...mmmmm
     
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    Jubelale is quite tasty, as is the Winter Ale from Blue Moon Brewing.
     
  7. Lugan

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    I spent a semester of grad school in Copenhagen Denmark, ending just a few days before xmas. The big brewers like Tuborg and Carlsberg had special xmas ales called "Jule Bryg". They were awesome beers.

    Or maybe I should be honest and say: I had an awesome time in Copenhagen drinking beer, and though I remember drinking the special xmas beer, I don't remember if it was any good. Still, it warms my tired mind to think about that beer, that city, and the easy and fun times I had there.
     
  8. Brookie_Hunter

    Brookie_Hunter aka Dave Hoover

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    A Pennsylvania Christmas beer from my upbringing....Olde Frothlingslosh, the "Pale Stale Beer with the foam on the bottom". I think I've seen something recently that the Pittsburgh Brewing Co. may be resurrecting it again.
     
  9. Jim B

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    Another really good one is 21st Amendment's Fireside Chat (in cans)....and at 7.9% ABV, it'll warm you up in a hurry!
     
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    While we are talking beer I am wondering if anyone has tried the new Stainless Steel growlers?
     
  11. underachiever

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    I haven't used the Hydro Flask if you're referring specifically to that but I use a 40 oz kleen kanteen for my fills. I've heard the Hydro Flask lives up to the billing though, keeping the beer cold for a long time.

    A normal 64oz growler is generally to much for me too consume in a reasonable time so I really like the 40oz kleen kanteen for that reason.